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Netflix’s RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness Releases an Inventory Slot Full Of New Art, a Trailer, and a Release Date

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Resident Evil, the beloved undead franchise that keeps on reloading its ammo, has something for us zombie-lovers to sink our teeth into this summer. RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness is an upcoming CG anime series starring series favorites Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield.

I’ve already fangirled about this series a few months back, but now we have a new trailer, character information, and a release date of July 8th. That’s plenty of time to get my heart rate down after Resident Evil Village. I think?

Leon is clearly going through it in this trailer, recounting the nightmares he continues to have because you don’t just survive a zombie outbreak and NOT suffer from PTSD. Claire is doing her due diligence to try and get just ONE person to admit what happened in Raccoon City and the outbreak, but it sounds like governing bodies are more concerned about showing the world that they’re a strong nation.

Yeah.

I’m sure that’ll work out.

I’m not at all basing that on actual real-life events.

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You can check out a full summary of the movie here:

Six years ago (2000), the helicopter belonging to the U.S. special forces who were intervening in the Penamstan civil war fell from the sky. The U.S. Army Mad Dogs, who were in the same battleground, refused orders from the command center to stand their ground and instead went to save survivors of the crash. However, the special forces were already annihilated. The Mad Dogs, led by their captain Jason, were also forced to escape in order to survive.

However, in that place, Jason and his unit saw the supposedly dead special forces moving in strange ways…

In the present (2006), a hacking incident occurs on a top secret White House file. Four agents, including Leon S. Kennedy and Jason, the “Hero of Penamstan,” are invited to the White House to investigate this incident. However, when the lights suddenly go out, they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team. Afterward, the top secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Leon and the other three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai in a cutting-edge submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.) suddenly attacks, pushing them into a life-or-death situation.

Meanwhile, while staying in Penamstan to provide support for refugees, Terra Save staff member Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to depict a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. She eventually finds a terrifying experiment that was conducted during the Penamstan civil war. Leon and Claire draw closer to an unimaginable truth that all began in Penamstan. They also discover that a terror that can shatter peace is slowly approaching…

So who is the main cast of the series? Here’s who we can look forward to seeing collecting healing herbs and fighting zombie (insert creature that used to be friendly but is now murderous).

Leon

Leon S. Kennedy (CV: Nick Apostolides) Leon is a former officer of the Raccoon Police Department who became embroiled in a zombie outbreak during his first day on the job and worked bravely to save the survivors. Following this, he was scouted by government intelligence officers and carried out top-secret missions as an agent under the direct command of the U.S. president. Leon possesses excellent survival skills, as well as top-notch physical and decision-making abilities. He succeeds in his mission to save Ashley, the president’s kidnapped daughter and gains the ultimate trust of the president.

Claire

Claire Redfield (CV: Stephanie Panisello) Claire is an employee of the nongovernmental organization Terra Save, which rescues victims of bio-terrorism and chemical attacks. When she encountered the zombie outbreak in Raccoon City, she was a motorcycle-loving university student. Since she learned self-defense from her older brother Chris, who was a member of special forces, she does have assorted combat skills despite being a civilian. Leon and she are like old war buddies who both escaped Raccoon City together.

Jason

Jason (CV: Ray Chase) Jason is the former captain of the U.S. Army special forces team Mad Dogs and is currently a federal agent. Six years ago (2000), he saved his unit that had become isolated in civil war-ravaged Penamstan. He is now called the “Hero of Penamstan.” He has a cool-headed attitude and is able to manage many different situations.

Shen May

Shen May (CV: Jona Xiao) Shen May is a federal agent who is skilled in computer science. She travels to Shanghai with Leon and Jason to find the cause of the White House hacking incident.

Patrick

Patrick (CV: Billy Kametz) Patrick is a rookie U.S. agent who has little intelligence experience. He thinks that Leon is just a lucky guy. He looks up to Jason as a hero.

Graham

Graham (CV: Joe J. Thomas) President of the United States. He trusts Leon, who once went to Europe and saved his daughter Ashley, who had been kidnapped by a cult called Los Iluminados

WIlson

Wilson (CV: Doug Stone) Hard-line politician who managed to climb up from being a former soldier to Secretary of Defense. He is ambitious and will do anything it takes to achieve his goals.

Ryan

Ryan (CV: Brad Venable) President Graham’s close adviser. His opinions often clash with hard-line Secretary of Defense Wilson.

I’m excited to see this taking place after Resident Evil 4 and am curious to see if any other characters from that game will make it into this series. Then again, I wouldn’t fault Ashley for staying far away from all of this.

Ada, on the other hand …

You can go ahead and set yourself a reminder to catch the series on July 8th by following the not-at-all ominous trail of blood to here.

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